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Butternut Squash and Apple Tian

November 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Butternut Squash and Apple Tian*

After a chat about this dish with some friends at school, they asked me to post it.  I just threw it together, so you should add or subtract at your own discretion!

Peel and slice a butternut squash into round medallions.

Do the same with a few apples. I used Ida Reds, but I honestly think Red Delicious or Granny Smiths would have worked better.  You need something firm.

Layer like you’re arranging a cookie platter in a shallow baking dish.  I wasn’t able to fit the entire squash.  Too bad.  I could have eaten the entire thing.

Dice up about 2 Tbsp. of butter and scatter throughout dish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and just a touch of nutmeg.  Salt and pepper.  Cover with foil and bake for about 35 minutes at 350-ish.

By winter’s end, I’m always so bored of squash and potatoes.  I’m always looking for new way to prepare these winter veggies and make them new to me.


*Tian is just another word for “gratin”.  I cannot stand the word “gratin”.  My Mother used to make “Potatoes Au Gratin” out of a box when I was a kid.  Cardboard slices of dehydrated potatoes broiled in a mixture of milk and fake, curdled cheese. I can still smell them.  UGH. SO, anything layered I shall forever call a “Tian”.  All lovely dishes should end in pretty words, yes?

Tags: Vegetables

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  • 1 Teresa // Nov 6, 2013 at 8:46 am


    ~Have a lovely day!